As determined as you might be to stick to a strict regime and go the gym for two hour three times a week, all too often life gets the better of you.
When you’re trying to balance a hectic work life, family life and social life, finding those six hours a week to go the gym can seem almost impossible.
But that doesn’t mean you have to give up altogether. There are still plenty of ways you can keep fit in your day to day life by just making very small, simple changes. To help you on your way we’ve listed a few below.
Use the stairs instead of the lift
It’s probably second nature to you to jump in the lift when you get to the office but by making one simple change and using the stairs instead you could burn calories and tone up tired muscles.
If you work on the 20th floor of a building and don’t think you’re legs will carry you all the way up just take the lift to the 15th floor and walk the rest of the way.
Walk to work or at least part of the way
If you’re office is within walking distance from your home then walk to work instead of driving or catching the bus or tube. With the weather starting to brighten up you’ll get some much-needed sunshine and you’ll get to work feeling fresher and more wide awake than you would if you jumped on the bus and slept for most of the journey.
If it isn’t feasible to walk all the way to the office get off the bus or tube a few stops early or park your car some distance away from the office and walk the rest of the way.
Don’t email colleagues
It’s so easy to just send an internal email to a colleague, most people wouldn’t dream of picking up the phone let alone actually getting up and going to their desk. But by walking more during the day – and that means walking to colleagues desks when you need to speak to them – you can add to your physical activity quota for the day.
Make the most of your lunch hours
During the winter months the temptation is to stay indoors on your lunch break and eat at your desk but now that the nicer weather is on its way there’s no excuse not to get outside and make the most of your lunch break. Go for a long walk or even a jog and come back feeling refreshed and ready for the afternoon.